Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mikael Risedal
Mikael Risedal Veteran Member • Posts: 4,621
Re: Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

John Sheehy wrote:

Hans Kruse wrote:

See this

I have both the 5D mkIII with the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II and 70-200 f/2.8L IS II (and more) and the D800E with the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8VRII. To my eyes there is little to distinguish the resolution between the 5D III with the 70-200 and the D800E with the 70-200.

Either the Nikon 70-200 is not nearly as sharp, or the test was bungled.  There is no way that a 70-200 as sharp as Canon's 2.8L IS II would perform only as "good" as the Canon combo, especially since the D800 is the E model without an AA filter.  The Canon lens is pixel-sharp on a 7D with much smaller pixels, even with a 2x TC.

I put "good" in quotes because I think that using MPs as a unit of resolution is absurd, as is considering aliasing to be "resolution".

The d800 and d800E needs careful sharpening, the 5dmk cameras has higher internal default sharpening than Nikon

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